Boomers’ superpowers: The Asserted Visionary
Boomers are The Asserted Visionary at work and in society, and they —
- Ask the big questions, the important questions;
- Are driven to find meaning, purpose and calling in their work;
- Focus on vision, values and deeper meaning; and
- Are rather defined by their work and treat their careers as imbued with meaning and purpose.
Gen Xers’ superpowers: The Natural-born Entrepreneur
Gen Xers are The Natural-born Entrepreneur at work and in society, and they —
- Excel when focused on the bottom line,
- Ask “how can we do more for less?”
- Are the creators of vast new market opportunities and new businesses; and
- Desire flexibility to make a buck and “have a life.”
Millennials’ superpowers: The Cheerful Achiever
Millennials are The Cheerful Achiever at work and in society, and they —
- Excel when given concrete, measurable tasks;
- Ask for (and mostly receive) all manner of support, protection and investment from the many older adults cheering for them;
- Are creators of friendly, cheerful work environments; and
- Desire a clear path to success and stepped career progress.
The Other One’s superpowers: The Consummate Helpmate
The generation after powerful Millennials are a dutiful, kind, and considerate generation. They are The Consummate Helpmate at work, and in society, they —
- Excel when invited to improve and refine projects (they are risk-averse tinkerers);
- Ask how to make everything better;
- Are the creators of intensive methodical processes and procedures; and
- Desire to be heroes but, alas, settle for being helpers.